Tag Archives: engagement

How To Get A Guy To Marry You In 20 Minutes

Man proposes to his girlfriend with a diamond ring
To be a successful matchmaker you certainly don’t have to be married or in a relationship, but it does helps if you are able to take your own advice. The advice that I have given in this column, including my recent article on mastering the art of seduction, are techniques that I have personally found success with. In fact, they worked so well for me that my husband proposed to me within 20 minutes of us meeting each other! Here’s how it happened: Read more

#AskPatti: Not liking guys who like you, waiting for a proposal, liking someone in a relationship & more!

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Hello, hello! Are you guys feeling what I’m feeling? Spring fever! Spring is so stinking close and I’m so excited. It’s not so much about the weather for me. (I live in LA, so it’s gorgeous basically 365.) I’m more excited about the sense of new beginnings that spring brings. I think it especially applies in the romance department. If you’ve had a crappy winter romantically, shake off those winter icks and dive into dating this spring. Here are some answers to your dating and relationship questions to jump start your spring fever. Read more

Top 5 Reasons You Should Marry Your Boyfriend

Engaged couple
  1. He introduces you to his family and friends.

    The red flag is flying high if you have never met his friends or family if applicable.
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How to Negotiate the Ring

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How long should your engagement period be?

Couple gets engaged
Gone are the days when couples are expected to be engaged for a year or more. For the sake of you and your fiance's peace of mind, your engagement period should only be as long as necessary to successfully design and plan your wedding engagements. That being said, longer engagements do obviously have their perks.  Firstly, your guests have time to save up for your wedding, book their travel and accommodations, and get time off of work.  Additionally, if you are not working with a wedding planner, this period will allow you and your fiancé enough time to find and book your vendors (who are likely still available), plan and enjoy all celebratory parties (i.e. engagement party, any showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties), and really enjoy and relish in the feeling of being engaged. Read more

#AskPatti: Ring problems, age limits, gift ideas & more!

Ask Patti Stanger
Hello, my little dumplings! (I’m trying “dumplings” out. Is it working? Should I make it my new thing?) I hope you all are deep into Thanksgiving prep mode. I sure am. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently about what I’m thankful for. This year has been really, really amazing for me, so I have a lot to be thankful for. And one of those many, many things is you all! I feel like I’ve connected so much with so many wonderful people this year, through Twitter and this column. And I’m really excited to keep it up. Also, I’m always looking for ways to improve. So, if you have any suggestions, just yell them out in the comments or shoot them to me on Twitter and I’ll do my best! Now, onto this week’s #AskPatti questions! Read more